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02-26-2015 08:42 AM

router table sag - 5 replies

I built an oblong router table last year in the hopes of getting an incra router fence system. I guess I was extra good last year because my wife bought me the LS17 for xmas. =) Anyway, I have a triton router mounted on a Kreg plate. The table top is a piece of half inch mdf as a base and then a 3/4” of the formica covered press board ...

02-06-2015 01:02 AM

Fully restored plane? - 15 replies

Just bought this off Ebay… arrived today. I am just getting into adding hand tools to my shop and am a novice when it comes to anything other than basic knowledge. I have attached a few pictures of the plane that I received. Is this &#...

11-25-2014 03:16 PM

Questions regarding glue spots, staining and assembling toys/models - 1 reply

I did some research on how to deal with glue spots and staining but all the info I found was related to large scale or panel projects. I am having repeating issues with glue spots on the trucks I am building. What are some of the best practices for assembling and finishing toys/models to eliminate or at least reduce glue spots and get an even ...

10-21-2014 06:20 AM

Router inlay template questions - 2 replies

I made an Air Force symbol shadow box over the past month. On the next one I make, I would like to try to inlay the dark pieces on the wings and the star. I have a router inlay kit, but I am trying to figure out how to size everything. I know the inlay kit cuts about .25” or so smaller than the template. Is there an easy way to compens...

09-21-2014 01:32 AM

upscaling AF symbol/logo - 1 reply

I have been asked to build a shadow box with the Air Force symbol on the front. I have not done this before and am trying to figure out the best way to upscale the symbol so I can make templates. I have yet to take a small copy of the image to Kinkos to see if they will upscale it for me. Does anyone have any other ideas on a simple way to do...

08-16-2014 03:56 AM

Dewalt trim router 'self-plunging' with fixed base - 9 replies

I was cutting a dado out for a coin rack tonight with my Dewalt trim router. I had the depth set and locked in. About 18” into my cut, I noticed a change in how the router felt. Long story short. The router had ‘self plunged’ all the way through the board and into my workbench (the workbench I finished less than two weeks a...

08-04-2014 04:20 AM

Baby gift ideas - 7 replies

Three of my siblings are expecting babies within the next 6 months. They live out of state, or rather I guess I live out of state =) so I am trying to keep the gifts on the smaller side (no cribs, dressers etc.) Does anyone have any good ideas for a unique gift that will actually be useful? Thanks! Nate

07-27-2014 03:46 AM

Laguna Fusion TS fence question. - 12 replies

I have two possible issues with my TS fence. In the attached picture, you can see there is a gap between the wood and the table. This is caused by the bolts that hold the magnifiers on the fence. Is this normal? It doesn’t seem like it should be but my TS knowledge is quite limited. Secondly, you can adjust the fence clearance with ny...

07-16-2014 11:06 PM

router table options - 30 replies

I have been planning on building a router table extension (I started a thread about it a week or so ago) for my table saw but the more I think about it, the more I am thinking I would be better off with a stand alone table. I have already purchased a Triton router and Kreg place combo. Here is why I am leaning more towards a stand alone table:...

07-09-2014 04:07 PM

14-12 and Fusion arrived - 8 replies

I took delivery of my new Laguna band saw and table saw yesterday. I guess technically, my wife did, since the truck showed up 3 hours early. I spent about 5-6 hours setting everything up. Everything came very well packaged. The fit and finish is great on both pieces. The only issue I ran into was some spot rust on the fence guide bar on th...

07-07-2014 08:48 PM

router table extension question - 19 replies

My Laguna Fusion TS should be arriving tomorrow. I have been trying to determine what the best way to go for a router table extension. I know cast iron would be best as far as reducing vibration etc but not sure if that is really the best way to go. I currently have a Ridgid router and really don’t want to buy another router. It seems ...

06-28-2014 07:23 PM

table saw question - 27 replies

I am working on upgrading a few of my tools, namely my band saw and table saw. I have more or less settled on the Laguna 14 12 BS. I have been leaning toward the Ridgid 4512 TS but am having trouble deciding between it and the Laguna Fusion. The selling point for me on the Ridgid is basically the price. I currently have a Ryobi BT3100 so bot...

04-16-2014 03:32 AM

display/shadow box joinery ideas - 4 replies

I made my first shadow box a few months ago. Due to time constraints and lack of skill on my part, I went with pocket holes to join the mitered corners. Does anyone have any ideas on a good method for joining the 45 degree miters? I have looked into secret mitered dovetails but I am not to sure about those since I have not had any experience ...

12-30-2012 02:24 PM

45 Bevel jig for 2x2 - 1 reply

I am working on making an end grain cutting board. I am trying to figure out the best and safest way to rip my stock at a 45 degree angle. Most of the stock is 2×2 and I am trying to get two equal triangles. I am using a Ryobi BT3100 saw. Thanks! Nate

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